Idris Elba nominated for first Bafta

Idris Elba has earned his first Bafta television awards nomination.

Idris Elba nominated for first Bafta

The British actor has been nominated for his performance in the title role of the hit BBC series Luther.

He will go head to head in the leading actor category with London Spy’s Ben Whishaw, Wolf Hall’s Mark Rylance, and Stephen Graham, who is nominated for This Is England ‘90.

Rylance and Elba were also both nominated for best supporting actor at the Bafta film awards earlier this year. Rylance won and went on to win the Oscar for his performance in Bridge Of Spies.

Historical drama Wolf Hall leads this year’s nominations with a total of four nods.

Apart from Rylance’s leading actor nomination, his co-star Claire Foy is nominated for best leading actress alongside Sheridan Smith, Suranne Jones, and Ruth Madeley.

The drama, which depicts Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power through Henry VIII’s royal court, is also nominated for best drama series.

Peter Kay’s Car Share and This Is England ‘90 have received three nominations each. The Great British Bake Off received its fifth consecutive nomination. It is nominated in the features category, which it won in 2012 and 2013.

Singer Adele has received her first Bafta nomination, for the TV special Adele At The BBC.

The programme saw her in conversation with Graham Norton about her career and comeback, and she also performed songs from her new album, 25.

She is up for best entertainment programme alongside Britain’s Got Talent, and Strictly Come Dancing.

Graham Norton also received a nod for Entertainer Performance in the nominations.

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